May 28, 2013 10:03 pm

May 28 postgame quotes: Justin Williams

With two goals tonight, Justin Williams improved to 4-0 in Game 7s with five goals, four assists and nine points in the ultimate game of a Stanley Cup Playoff series.

On his Game 7 production:
“I’m certainly happy I was able to contribute. Goals have been tough to come by for me, certainly this series. As I said, I was happy to help out and get a couple for us.”

On winning a Game 7 after not playing in an elimination game last year:
“Yeah, we didn’t that’s not to say that we weren’t involved in any pressure games. Every game’s a pressure game. It’s just facing elimination is a little bit different. We were able to get the two-goal lead. Quickie, as I said, made some huge saves for us. Can’t say enough about him. But we grinded our way through.”

On coming through for the team in clutch situations:
“As I said, sometimes the puck just seems to find you. I scored two goals, but I feel I could’ve had three or four tonight. Had a lot of opportunities in the second period, and sometimes you just find holes and the puck bounces your way. If it wasn’t me, I guarantee you it would’ve been somebody else scoring tonight.”

On the feeling of winning a Game 7:
“Obviously huge, but we’re only halfway there. We’ve won eight games out of 16. We’re happy with where we’re at, certainly not satisfied. 30 teams down to four is great.”

On whether he feels “it’s probably enough” to score twice and have Jonathan Quick in net:
“No, not against that team. That team gave us everything that we could handle. San Jose’s an explosive offensive team. We sat back at the start of the third period and we saw what they did to us. They scored a quick goal and made it a little bit tougher on us and probably tougher on a lot of people on the edge of their seats.”

On whether the final 10 minutes in a one-goal game seem to last “forever”:
“They do. I feel it was running backwards at some times, but you can’t look that way. You’ve got to keep thinking, ‘Five more shifts. Four more shifts. Three more shifts,’ and focus on the next one.”

On whether his teammates were aware of his Game 7 stats:
“No, but it’d be something I’m going to have to try and live up to my next Game 7. As I said, if itprobably wasn’t me scoring two goals tonight, I guarantee you it would’ve been somebody else, and we would’ve gotten it done.”

Additional quotes, courtesy of Kings PR:

On his two goals:
“Goals are tough to come by, it just so happened I was able to get a couple tonight. I think I could have had a few more also. Sometimes the puck bounces your way. Certainly glad to help out today.”

On if the goals were opportunistic:
“Yeah I’d say so. Sometimes you get a few more opportunities than you usually get, sometimes you can’t explain it but my line makes some great passes to me and some good turnovers, and we were able to hold on.”

On pressure situations:
“I don’t know I certainly enjoy pressure situations, I know everyone in this dressing room does. We pride ourselves on being a team that, push come to shove, we’re going to get it done. We’ve been through it before and we know we can do it.”

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